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to mid-80s. northwest winds ten to 120. southern areas, down in parts of virginia, maybe southern maryland that cud get closer to 85. 53 to 63 tonight with clear to partly cloudy sky and a west wind at 5:00 and the west wind 7:18. i want to talk about the dew points the dry air that's around with dew points in the 40s to upper 50s. don't have a lot of moisture to work with. when the front comes through, it doesn't have a lot to work with. some showers off to the north in new jersey, new england. all we are seeing are high clouds streaming in from the midwest with temperatures in and around the metro. now down to 57 in reston. fairfax is 85. springfield is 62. portion county, brandywine, 60. andrews 61. columbia 60. crofton 59. montgomery county pair of 60s from gaithersburg and rockville. 65 national. dew point of 59. the winds light out of the south southwest at five and a few high clouds around. we'll expand the picture and you can see the clouds streaming in from the midwest with dying showers moving in to illinois. low pressure will perform in the midwest and head this way. a
in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural center near brown zeroth and eighth florida tester's protest. wiederkehr cultural center near ground zero. h-- and islamic cultural center. >> president obama and top military brass will remember the victims tomorrow. those military leaders are calling on pastor terry jones to cancel burning the qur'an tomorrow. that has caused a lot of controversy. there's confusion over an apparent deal that went bad. yesterday the pastor said that he called off the event after reaching a deal with the imam behind the ground zero mosque. >> i have his word that he will move ground zero mosque to a different location. >> but in new york the imam made clear that no deal has been struck. >> my major concern with moving muslim world will feel islam is under attack in america. >> i felt it was a sign from god that that was what we should d
emergency responders today, a new generation of firefighters is joining the ranks in virginia. fairfax county celebrated the 129th graduation yesterday. they graduated to officially become professional firefighters. all have completed training and skills, emergency medicine, and vehicular extraction. the graduation speaker, the secretary of safety. >>> you have a chance to protect yourself from identity theft. it runs from 8:00 to 11:00 this morning at the rockville campus of montgomery college. bring all of your documents you want shredded to parking lot 13 adjacent to the montgomery county school's offices at 8:50 manaqui drive. among the papers being expecteded, papers with staples and paper clips are accepted. and up to five card board boxes. and/or paper bags of personal papers. >>> and still ahead this hour -- an amazing scene of destruction. that's what the investigators are calling the rubble left after this week's massive explosion in california. the latest on what they think caused this deadly blast. >>> and police in one local county are turning your ♪ ♪ [ male announcer
. james madison on the road against 13th-ranked virginia tech. turns in the play of the game, scoring a 77 yard touchdown. dukes shocked the hokies, 21-16. virginia tech follows to 0-2. college park, maryland, freshman danny o'brien threw three touchdowns in the first half. maryland put up 370 yards of offense, crushing oregon state, 62-3. its highest scoring performance in 3r5 years. navy against georgia southern. not much offense in had game. dobbs's one yard touchdown proved to be the difference. 13-7. and in baseball nationals/marlins. espinoza made a diving catch. gets the runner at first. marlins beat the nationals, 4-1. coming up later today here on nbc 4, check out our countdown to kickoff special at noon previewing the big redskins/cowboys game. big day. >>> next up, news 4's reporter's notebo notebook. we'll be back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. for now here's pat lawson news. >>> good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. well, with two days to go and two weeks of early voting behind them, the candidates for the push for d.c. mayor are
bruno, california this week. >>>vfw workers in virginia found a discarded flag that they tracked back to the civil war era. >>> beautiful day today. i think we'llsee another beautiful day tomorrow. some changes in the forecast? i'll show it to you coming up in just a minute. lindsay? >>> the nationals tried to avoid a sixth straight loss in atlanta. the redski motivated after beating the cowboys and the ravens and jets take a hey, ove, i'm gonna need bank. any ideas? capital one bank. they're everywhere. ♪ yeah, you're right! [ horns honking ] hey, there's one right up the street. [ male announce] capital one bank. the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? ove, go long! >>> investigators are still searching for answers about a natural gaspipeline explosion in california. the 50-year-old pipe ruptured in the city of san bruno last thursday. it ignited a fireball that destroyed nearly au50 homes. four people were killed ask more are still missing. agents with the tranortation safety board are investigating th blast. they say they're going to look at the issue o
pole knocked down there overnight. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia and tysons and the outer loop should be cleared. 95 south, the construction should be cleared out of the way as well. >> thank you. we're following a developing story now from california where one person was killed after an explosion and fire ripped through a neighborhood near san francisco. >> authorities say a ruptured gas line might be to blame for this inferno. all of it took place in the city of san bruno. officials say 53 homes were destroyed and another 120 were damaged. the fire is 50% contained. >> it was like an earthquake and a lot of rattling and the noise was phenomenal. it was so loud. >> at this point, officials don't know how many people were injured or how many are unaccounted for. crews plan to search through the rubble of the burned out homes later today. >> our other top story now, nine years after 9/11, religious tension still running high. at issue, an islamic cultural center near groundo zero and pastor's protest. at this time he has suspended plans to burn the quran. >>
or more daily. now in the district it is 40% of residents. 37% in maryland and under 34% in virginia. when it comes to eating three servings of vegetables a day, 26% of americans do that. dc is still eating pretty healthyful with 32%. maryland just urn 29 an virginia at 30%. so, if you are living in virginia i'm in the district. how are we doing? >> i'm trying. we are moms. always bring a snack just in case. i try to always have fruit in the bag to go but sometimes mcdonald's calls. >> exactly. i wasn't a big fruit and vegetable person as a child but as a parent. >> you try, you try to improve your habits. >> that's all that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming o
5:00 in the morning. 66 at national airport. ral areas of maryland and virginia, many locations upper 50s. near the bay, though, low to mid-60s. in the mountains, upper 50s. over the last 12 hours, a few high clouds drifting north an west. highs reaching the low 80s. 50s tomorrow morning. mostly sunny wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challe
, it was in the mid-40s this morning. there now near 70 in much of maryland and west virginia. carolinas now upper 70s to nr 08 there. er the last 12 hours we had the rain we had yesterday move off the atlantic seaboard and some of that lingering moiure this morning condensed and forming that fog. but it has burned off and for the rest of the afternoon should be sunny and mild. highs reach low 80 by midafternoon. a look at the rest of the weekend. that'll be coming up in just a couple minutes, barbara. >> okay, tom. thank you. >>> and we ve a traffic alert for drivers who use the 14th street bridge, a new traffic pattern taking eect today. you can see the entire left shoulder of the bridge is now closed to traffic. you'll be able to get by work zone on the four right lanes. the new pattern has been in place since 5:00 this morning. this is the next phase of the construction. this marks the halfway point in that bridge project. and let's say good morning to a guy who's been gone too long. jerry edwards, welcome home. >> hi, barbara. good to be back. good morning, eryone. speaking of the 14th street bri
william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the student was treated before getting cleared to head back to class. a letter was sent home to parents. >>> and fairfax county police are giving drivers fair warning. they're watching a major enforcement campaign that go after distracted drivers in a whole new approach. julie carey tell us what they'll be looking for. >> reporter: the steering wheel in one hand. the cell phone in the other. the latest example of the consequences wednesday night on franconia road. a van ran a red light causing a four vehicle crash. >> eight people were hospitalized because the guy took his phone out to check his facebook update. >> reporter: but they've learn virginia's law against texting while driving is so full of loophole, it is almost unenforceable. only 18 people have been charged this year. they'll attack with it a very tried and true charge. failure to pay full time and attention. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate th
considered locks for democrats are moving in the gop's direction. let's look at west virginia. in the race for the seat formerly held by robert byrd republican trails west virginia governor manchin by five points. joining me with reaction to these numbers author of the "new york times" best seller 2010 take back america former clinton adviser dick morris is here. by the way, your book is more relevant than ever because this goes into detail about the races and issues surrounding the campaign. >> we published too early. we should have come out today. because it is a handbook for how you can participate in winning the election. most stores don't have it any more but amazon does and barnes & noble does. >> sean: last week we went through these different senate races. you wrote in your column, you are tired of the conventional wisdom is democrats will keep control of the senate. you are screaming from a rooftop saying whoa no way republicans are going to win the senate too. >> they are. there are four races we won. arkansas, lincoln's 40 behind. delaware, north dakota and indiana. two more, pe
guard armory on east capital street. in virginia, the police and fire departments are holding a road dedication. a portion of washington boulevard adjacent to the pentagon will be renamed the 9/11 heroes memorial highway. you can get more information on all of these events by visiting nbcwashington.com. just search 9/11 events. >>> it's feeling a lot like fall out there but we could get some showers this weekend. >> yeah. let's check in with doug kammerer. are we still on for sunday with a little rain? >> we're still on for sunday with a little rain. maybe a little more rain now. that rain may actually last through part of the evening hours. a lot of people don't want to hear that. let's show you what's happening. first off, 75 degrees. that's the current temperature. the humidity around 39%. we have seen a lot of cloud cover across much of the area today. especially from the district up toward the north. right now on live digital doppler, no rain to talk about. it will be dry the rest of the night. it will be dry tomorrow as well. the temperatures out there, a little on the cool sid
in virginia for examination. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed numerous homes. a fifth person has been charged with posing as a victim of that pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos has pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid. prosecutors say he went to a resource center for blast victims used a false name and said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he then allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards. prosecutors also say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the off again on again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until 2011 because california's supply of lethal injection drugs expires tomorrow. a new supply won't arrive until next year. >>> a bay area mom is
against gay marriage, florida, indiana, michigan, virginia, and utah. >>> well, from lady gaga to the white house don't ask don't tell has been a hot topic. here to break it down is santa clara university law professor. thanks for joining us. a lot on those topics this week senate democrats couldn't get enough votes even though earlier this month a u.s. district judge ruled the policy was unconstitutional what does that ruling mean for the few which are of don't ask don't tell? >> i think we will find out what that means in the next few weeks. judges asked both sides to tell her how broad the injunction should be. it could mean we have one district judge declare that nationwide the policy has to be stopped or we might decide it has a smaller effect only on the people in the suit. >> legally speaking when you say don't ask don't tell is a policy, is it a law? a policy. >> a federal law enacted that says if you are a military personnel you cannot actively discover the sexual orientation of a member and if you are a member of the military you don't have to reveal or shouldn't reve
't want to purchase. when the same lawsuit was filed in virginia, by the attorney general of virginia, ken keusch cuccinelli, that's been on your show, a federal judge in virginia appointed by a democratic president said when the government tried to dismiss the case, you know what, the attorney general of virginia is right, congress has never done this before, she have a -- they have a very strong argument to say it doesn't have this power, i'm not going to dismiss the indicate -- the case. so the passer in florida, a lawsuit, joined by 19 other states, the federal government doesn't reply with an answer, it replies with an appeal to dismiss the lawsuit so, the judge will only dismiss the lawsuit if there's no legal basis for it whatsoever. there is. martha: will it be let's move on to the next step? >> correct. the next step will then be a legal analysis of the history of the commerce clause and whether the constitution was written to give congress this kind of power. for example, suppose the congress declares that the sun causes skin cancer. that would be a reasonable statement to make.
gathered as they have every year in new york, virginia and pennsylvania to honor the 2,752 victims who died. near ground zero, family members read each name of loved ones lost. >> my father. >> reporter: and at times, the public ceremony included personal and emotional tributes. >> we love you and life has not been the same. >> reporter: family members, firefighters and first responders also walked down into the ground zero construction site, carrying photos and laying flowers in the reflecting pool. the day of reflection and remembrance was not overshadowed by the recent controversy over a proposed islamic center near ground zero or threats by a florida pastor to burn copies of the koran if the center was not moved. on the "today" show, pastor terry jones vowed he would not carry out those plans. >> we're not going to go back and do it. it is totally canceled. >> reporter: at the pentagon, president obama alluded to the controversies and emphasized the need for americans to recapture the spirit of unity. >> the highest honor we can pay those we lost indeed, our greatest weapon in this ongo
is smart and privileged. he preached at a mosque in virginia. >> young, handsome, california. has the benefit of english without an accent. he is technically an arab. what better m? >> reporter: the imam doesn'tag agree but it was at his mosque he met two of the 9/11 bombers. what's on everyone's mind is what influence he may have had a young nigerian here or in yemen.c nic robertson, cnn, london. >>> cnn's nic robertson and fran townsend under president bush will join m for the entire hour to discuss how bin laden's messe has turned viral. but first the question now whether the u.s. in some way is elevating the status of him and whether he's helping to recruit new terrorists. >> i think many authorities in yemen believe that we elevate him further if we actually do kill him. >> the potential making of a rtmayr when we come back. introducing the samsung fascinate powered by verizon. super amoled screen. six-ax 3d gaming and access to thousands of free apps. all in one ultra-thin package. you want it, we got it. the samsung fascinate. only at verizon. ♪ [ female announcer ] good
isolated, just around the d.c. area. and very, very minor, near leesburg and northern virginia. nothing in the maryland area. warm temperatures ahead of a tonight. cool us down for the weekend. record high is 95. we're predicting 92. or maybe 93. going to get close to very, very hot temperatures before it cools down a lot this weekend. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> let's check in on the roads now with sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >>> so far, nothing too major for the afternoon commute. we have a bunch of accidents. but that's pretty standard stuff. one of them on u.s. 40 at patapsco state park. another at pleasant meadow road. one involves a bicyclist on old harford road. also one on north gay at north front. huntington. north o'donnell at 25. and east belvedere, at east northern parkway. as far as delays go, 95 northbound. four minutes with an average speed of 27 miles an hour. there's a look at your average speeds and drive times on the beltway. pretty typical there. west side inner loop of the beltway, with 31 miles an hour, as your slowest spot on the west side in
donald of virginia. he said that no later than a week before she's scheduled to be killed, which is september 23rd, he will decide whether he's going to be granting her clemency but we're not sure what his decision is going to be on that. >> back to teresa and her mental capacity, she was tested and tell me a little bit more about what those tests revealed about her mental disability. >> she took two iq tests. one she scored a 73 and the other a 70. 70 and below is considered legally mentally disabled. she was ruled borderline functioning, the stage above intellectually disabled and therefore she can still be legally sentenced to death although it's very controversial. >> and the plot that she was convicted of was said to be because of insurance money, $250,000. but then you have this note that rotney fuller wrote before he committed suicide. from your report, that's not admissible. explain why. >> it is inadmissible because there's a limit to the kind of evidence that you can present before an appeals court after a sentence like this has already been handed down. and i spoke with ms. lewis' defen
from a backyard in irfax, virginia. somebody's backyard. ro the topic of help for small business. small business is the growth engine ofco jobs in this countr. do they get eleaf? in the meantime, seniorhite house correspondent ed henry joins me to talk about taxes, politics, a stubborn economy and an election. ed? >> reporter: rig. as you lay that out, the new development here this morning, this afternoon is that this white house feels that over th weekend it sort of was a boehner blink if you will. the house republican leader sort of shifted his position. he was on cbs yesterday and was basically saying th he could support just moving forward on extending the bush taxuts for the middle class. as you just defined. individuals making $200,000 or less per year. families makes $250,000 oress we are year nap is the. obama position. remember, the president on friday gave republican as push at that news conference here at the white house and basically the middle class hostage. go forward with extending the middle class tax cuts and forget about the tax cuts for the rich. the republicans, lik
of indiana, the virginia attorney general thater has been very controversial. the people not speaking are any member of congress who voted for the giant stimulus package. all these people here are for less government spending for aller government in general. you see there are quite a few of em. look at the march underway at pennsylvania avenue if we ha that video. thousands of people marching from the washington monument where they had a prayer rvice earlier to the capitol steps where they expect to hear the speeches and speakers. the whole message of this event is a very political one; whereas, glenn beck came and it was somewhat of a solemn affair on the national mall aouple of weeks ago. this one is very political in advance of the elections. one of the organizers dick army says it's to send meage to incumbent candidates. re is what he had to say. let's slisten. >> it's a choice between smal government conservatives or big government liberals. big spenders versus people responsible with the taxpayers money. >> the slogan o the march here today is remember november. so they want people when
're right. i'm about 20 miles outside of washington, d.c. right now. virginia, a democratic state in 2008. president obama took it back, however, in 2009, t.j., we saw republicans take back the governorship. republicans are hoping to pick up a couple seats in this state in their quest for at least 39 seats. the number, t.j., that they need to take back the house of representatives. you're right i got to spend about a half hour with republican national committee chairman michael steele, t.j., as we grove out here, very interesting things to say to me. >> we have watched as this government has ignored the people. and has acted in a way in which they have dismissed, they have name called, and they have just put out of their minds what's important. what's important to america. well, guess what? we take the country back by firing pelosi. we take the country back by retiring harry reid. >> reporter: there you go. there's michael steele in washington, d.c. right before he left to head into virginia, t.j. let me tell you, a couple things he had to say to me on the way out here to fairfax, 20 mime
and take the first leg of this bus. they're heading into virginia, and as our viewers know, virginia was a blue state in 2008, president obama won it. however, in 2009, republicans took back the governorship. they feel they can win some democratic seats in virginia. >> thank you so much here's a look at results from other big races. the nation's capital now on track for a new mayor. adrian fenty lost his democratic primary chair to vincent gray, and in new hampshire to close to call. ovide lamontagne is claiming to be the only true conservative. kelly ayotte is endorsed by sarah palin. for all of our political news, go to our website, cnnpolitics.com. >>> there might be more bad news for the gulf of mexico. one scientist says she's discovered oil on the sea floor miles away from the deepwater horizon site. we'll take a closer look at what that means. >>> plus, coming um, hurricane season if it ended today, we'd have a pretty normal season. unfortunately we are only about halfway done. the latest on the storms in atlantic coming up in your forecast. on drirstched!" gecko water bottle.
wright for the for that traffic. >> slowing in virginia and up to 66, slowing down on braddock road. the crew and checking out the ride. we had an earlier crash north of 66. the accident activity out of the way in the strike safety zone. all lanes are open as you work northbound on 495 and headed to tyson's corner and leaving 236 to 66 and 66 itself briefly and this is 234. again, as you work between 50 and 123 and after nuttily street to the beltway and 95 on the breaks -- brakes in woodbridge and 395 here with the lanes open and no problems to report as you work south capitol street at the douglas bridge and on 295, on the bridge, that is where we had a crash tieing up the right lane. the outer loop is slow, 95 to georgia, southbound 270 and not bad here in rockville. the top side, that is where we had delays at 109 and 118. that is a check of the fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> from california this morning, a fire ravaged a neighborhood in san bruno, south of san francisco. one death already attributed to the flames and it's because of a possible gas explosion. >> reporter: this mass
, america speaking out.com and what will raise the curtain today in sterling, virginia, is an outline of an agenda that we'd like to see democrats bring to the floor this week, today. that will focus on getting this economy moving again, getting spending under control. and, yes, it includes rolling back the both the failed economic policies and the broadly rejected government takeover of health care enacted last march. >> one of the things that's talked about in the pledge is about job creation and among the ideas there is a 20% reduction in income tax for small businesses. how is that fundamentally different than all of the small business initiatives that have already been proposed by the obama administration? >> well, what we're really talking about is 20% reduction immediately on the bottom line of every small business owner and family farmer in america. but you're also going to hear republicans today standing out here as i am in front of a small business this sterling, virginia. you're going to hear republicans talk today about congress ought to be acting to make sure there's no t
statewide elections we've had post-obama in massachusetts, virginia and new jersey. 50% decline in young people's vote. while many of them are disenchanted perhaps with president obama, i have to tell you, a lot of us older democrats are getting a little frustrated with the youngsters. this is a marathon race. yeah, they got their hopy changy guy in 2008. if they want to actually enact all that change, they have to stay in the game. >> david, from a republican perspective, do you think the gop would like to see more alan grayson? >> alan grayson is a big part of the problem, generally, with the country. he is really a talk radio figure more than a political figure. he is not somebody who is in congress to make legislation. obviously he can't work with anybody on the other side of the aisle, the way he talks. his strategy, it will work for him, is to become famous by being polarizing, to stand out, to become a symbol of the left for the left against the right. you can raise a lot of money that way. you can't accomplish anything. and that is part of the same disease that's consuming us all
by the virginia tech transportation institute shows nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver in attention due to distraction. >> i say the most important thing about driving is alertness. it's not so much ability but alertness. >> reporter: the new distracted driving campaign combines public education and awareness with district enforcement. officers are being posted at intersections and along roads and areas like tyson's corner where there is high volume and a high number of crashes, but police will also be keeping watch on less traveled locations. >> if they're swerving or braking inappropriately. if they're not going a green light because they're doing some of these things, we're going to stop and charge them. >> reporter: in addition to the increased enforcement efforts, fairfax police will launch a new study focusing on texting. the goal is to better understand how people view distracted driving so safety and education efforts can be better targeted keeping the roadways safer for everyone. in tyson's corner maureen umeh, fox 5 news. >>> fairfax county police are a
's focused on the middle >>class? >> right. you mention that tomorrow he's goining to be going to virginia sitting at a family's kitchen table, talk about kitchen table issues, household budgets, things of that that nature and trying to highlight the efforts the president has made over the last 18 mountains to get the economy back on track but it all happens in a potical context where democrats, the president's party, of course, in serious trouble, and this is the curtain week now on the campaign season. we saw the president kick it off last monday, labor day, at tha rally in milwaukee where he gave that political stemwinder of a speech taking republicans to tack, by all accounts, experts say the republicans have a chance of winning a majority in the house, a better than even chance and perhaps can even win in the senate. we've seen the president now focusing on the economy. and the curtain coming up here as congress returns after a long august break. here it is the second week after labor day. and they're coming back only for about four weeks before they go back out on the campaign trail
to washington or virginia. police believe palmer is trafrling with a woman in 1ewb 10 tag numbers with a woman. police say palmer is considered dangerous and they are asking thin with information to c >> welcome back. i'm tony pann. we are getting rain, and as we head into the morning and afternoon, the rain showers will taper off. it should be dry, cloudy skies, with high temperatures between 70 and 75. sunset this evening at 7:20. skies will change overnight and it will turn cooler, but seasonnably cool with a light northwest wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. looks like a nice start to the workweek on monday. partly cloudy skies. 20 or 30% chance of a shower on tuesday. that's not a big deal. the next best chance for rain beyond today will go into friday and the end of the week. high temperatures when we get to the beginning of next weekend. >> tazz, tony. thank you for joining us. "11 news saturday morning" continues in 25 minutes. >>> we're back on this sunday morning. september 12th, 2010. outside on the plaza i'm jenna wolf with carl quintanilla filling in for lester this morning. and doin
about the economy with local families in albuquerque, des moines and richmond, virginia. also getting help from another heavy hitting on the campaign trail. emily schmidt has more. >> at the end of september, politics. feels like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> heavy hitters are campaigning in races that would have been a cinch in the past. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years but this year republicans are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things work and trying to obstruct, we can provide the economy this country deserves. >> before they have a right to be angry, they have a right to be disappointed but they still have to make a choice. a referendum is a choice between two candidates. >> bill clinton stumped in two states this weekend. he hit four states he won in the past. >> it means there's no such thing as a state's state for democrats this year. no such thing as a dark blue state. no such thing as a safe slam dunk election. >> both parties are focussed on the economy and who
-old virginia myrna was with her husband and friends on a boat. her husband said he went to bed leaving her alone on the boat. the sheriff's office says it appears the group had been drinking but investigators don't know if that contributed to her death. >>> today attorney for the man accused of killing bay area journalist chauncey bailey will make their case removing to trial to los angeles. defense attorneys are claiming intense media coverage prevents their clients from getting a fair trial. >>> we're keeping a close eye this morning on muni because of an operator sick out. >> reporter: i've spoken to a couple of different operators about the potential for a sick out. remind me me there's there yard. the buses are generally taken from the top first and the bottom second. it's a little difficult the tell if there's a sick out. it came from a flier circulating among operators earlier this month. it's not exactly scientific survey but only one of the four operators i've been able to speak with this morning said they have seen it. the operators are protesting recent changes to a new fee for
a visit to a small business in virginia to roll out their proposal to shrink the government. >> it offers a new way forward that habit been tried in washington, an approach focused on cutting spending, which is sadly a new idea for congress. >> reporter: the republican plan is called a "pledge to america." it calls for slashing $100 billion from government programs except the military. it would leave bush era tax cuts in place for everyone and would replace president obama's healthcare plan with a smaller version. the president argues that's not going to safety country any cash. >> yeah -- that's not going to save the country any cash. >> why would you want to repeal something that the congressional budget office says is going to save a trillion dollars if you are serious about my deficit? it doesn't make sense. >> reporter: the gop plan is short on specifics, but party leaders say that's not the point. they want to show americans where they will take the country if they win control of congress. >> government is out of control in washington. and we need to rein it in and begin a new drive
of virginia vargas, james madison, the pink anies of south carolina. charles cokes worth and challs, king of massachusetts, zander hamilton of new york. benjamin franklin and thomas, robert morris of pennsylvania. morris of pennsylvania. and william patterson of new jersey. some of the names we still remember in history of signing the constitution. next telephone call fro charlotte, north carolina. good morning on this constitution day as we ask you whether or not you believe in original meaning or the living document. ivan, democrat's line. caller: let's take the original intent and work with that. because that is where the disagreement is. the reason why there's even a debate is because what is the founding philosophy that governs the constitution is the acquisition of property. the central focus of the constitution is a concern over properties. what makes this such -- what makes or gives this the character of a living document or original intent is the idea of slave enrichment slavery has 10 pro vigs and the most engrossed element of the constitution. they were concerned about establis
this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. a new field poll shows that in california, a heavily dam state, voters give president obama higher marks than voters nationwide. the field poll shows 53% of likely california voters think the president is doing a good job compared with 45% of all u.s. voters. still, about the same number said the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> 7:46. it's almost one year since anthony batts came oakland's new police chief. so how is the city doing and how has the department changed? chief batts is in the studio with us. thanks for being here. >> aappreciate you allowing me to come. it will be a year the end of the -- of october. >> i was with you when you took over in long beach and now you are here. it's been an eventful year, a lot of things have happened. as you size it up, just as a capsule, how would you size up a year in oakland. >> i think oakland is kind of interesting. where i came from there's ebbs and flows. oakland is on all of the time. i think we've improved as an organization. crime is down, the murder rate is dow
to be under supervision. this he will virginia later nurse practitioners, techs and aids to perform the role that teuzs perform. by squeezing the medical profession if you will and adding another 30 million people to the government's health insurance roles in essence what you're going to need is actually docs from out of the country, may not even be american trained. we don't think that is the way to go. megyn: understandably the the american doctors don't want to see that for many reasons. i've got to ask you about this. you've published this article criticizing the ama in the journal of american physicians and surgeons, that is published by this group, hold on i want to get it, the group behind that is the association of american physicians and surgeons, and this guy who is your partner, wayne iverson and the tea parties. i've got to ask you, it said that that guy, your partner, wayne iverson and that group that published the journal in which you just wrote has the belief that president obama won this election by hip no tiesing voters. i didn't quite believe that doctor and i went and the
and taxes and they say that is exactly the wrong direction to go. >> gregg: let's talk about west virginia and the senate race there? >> this is an amazing race, very popular governor, 67% approval rating but he is a demcrsoat.ma she runng sck into the fact that 62% of virginia voters disapprove of the job that president obama is doing. because of that, the close, points up by five we move that into the. toss-up category. its race that we didn't expect to be close when senator byrd passed away. >> julie: tea party backed candidate, going from leaning or shifting from leaning gop to hilid gop. tell us about this one? >> kentucky is a state john mccain won by 17 points. republicans are expected to do well. when rand paul beca nominat, it was a tough breakout. democrats thought they could pull off a surprise here. many democrats sti think there is a chance there is reason to hope if you are democrat. only two-thirds of rand paus supporters say they are certain they are going to vote forhim him. >> gregg: let's go to california i thought meg whitman had a comfortablepe lead. what happened? >
back-to-school pep talk with the nation's students. coming up, a chat with a virginia teacher who was face-to-face with the president on monday. >>> cuba's seismic shift. a half million government workers getting pink slips. >>> gornlg i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> a tea party favorite and a gop candidate locked in a tight race, a long-time congressman battles ethics charges and five opponents. it is primary election day in seven states and the district of columbia. we are spotlighting the hot races. paul steinhauser joining us live from washington, d.c. paul, delaware and, let's say, new hampshire top our list because of what we like to call the tea party factor. >> reporter: you are absolutely right. this last big round of primaries this year, and you've got that kind of crisis going on there on the republican side in the primaries. tea party backed candidates and conservative candidates taking on and gaining strength at the expense of the mainstream republican candidates. long-time did republican candidate mike ca
. a live report coming up. president obama heading to virginia this hour rolling up his sleeves and talking with one family about the economy. there is a new poll that could raise some new concerns for the president's effort to reach average americans. take a look at this, this poll, 49% of voters now says the president does not share their values, compared with the 46% who say he does. susan estrich is a fox news contributor and a former michael dukakis campaign manager. it's 49% who now say he doesn't share their values. 46% say he does. i compared this to others. i looked at abc news, "washington post," does he understand your problems. 50% say yes, these an all time low. has he brought needed change to washington? 44% say yes, that's an all time low. 49% say he shares my values, and all time low for this president with these voters. what's happening? >> the economy is terrible, megyn, or if it's not terrible it's certainly the jobs recovery part has been very sluggish, so you get one out of ten people who are unemployed, that means that probably one out of three or one out of four are d
virginia today. the president will meet with a fairfax county family at their home. he will later hold the discussion about the economy with several local families. we will have another update at 8:56. for continuous news coverage, tune in to tbd news on news channel 8. ♪ [ male aouncer ] giving ucigarettes catake more than wlpower alone. but today'a new day. for many, smokg is a treatable dical condition. talk to your doctor about prescripti treatment optionand support. and th time, make it yo time.[ flippers] ♪ >>> there she is, juju chang crossing the finish line in saturday's triathlon. she was joined by 60 friends and abc stafferers completing that triathlon in connecticut this weekend. to raise $45,000 for those in need in haiti. she says she's not sore at all. she did a lot of good getting money for those kids in haiti. let's give juju a big hand. >> that is so fantastic. what an accomplishment, what a feat. >> a lot of colleagues here at abc. good morning, america, i'm george stephanopoulos. >>> tory johnson is back with five success stories. these are five people who made
gathered outside the virginia prison where lewis given a lethal injection last night and convicted of arranging the murders of her husband and his son for a quarter million dollar life insurance policy. >>> popular 1950s singing star eddie fisher has died. ♪ oh my papa to me he was so wonderful ♪ fisher singer best known for marriages, of course first in 1955 to film star debbie reynolds. they were called america's favorite couple and then in the biggest scandal, he left her to marry elizabeth taylor that divorced him in 1959. to marry richard burton. fisher died wednesday in california of complications from hip surgery at age 82. >>> just about 16 minutes past the hour right now. dave price, back from las vegas. good morning. >> got your vega. it is on its way here. at your house later today. >> very nice. >> serious stuff to get to right now. just about three inches in many places but as you head to southern minnesota, we're talking about six to ten. they got walloped yesterday. look at this 24-hour loop. it just rolls and rolls and rolls. heavy rains, w
tested in a court before but once in richmond, virginia where another federal judge said i'm not going to throw out the case because, quite frankly, the feds have never claimed the authority to tell people that they have to buy something if they don't want to buy it. >> shepard: and what is your sense on where this thing goes? >> i think that those four challenges will prevail. i think that this federal judge will dismiss those four parts of the statute. shep, it is 2700-pages long. the challenge is for four parts. the four most significant parts. there are many, many, many other regulations there that will remain and that will be appealed by the federal government to the united states court of appeals to the 11th circuit sitting in atlanta and whichever side los loses therel try to get it to the supreme court. >> shepard: it would appear -- it appears at least public opinion is on the side of doing something about this healthcare legislation. >> that is why we have life tenured judges who should not concern themselves with public opinion. their job is to look at the law and look at th
to university of virginia researchers who conducted the study for the dial corporation, the results showed the hand sanitizer does not significantly reduce how often a person catches a cold or flu. >>> speaking of that, did you wash your hands today? if you're a guy, the likelihood is lower that you have done so in a public restroom. at least the likelihood is lower than if you're a lady. a study sponsored by the american society for microbiology finds 93% of women wash their hands, only 1 in 16 don't. as for the guys in the united states, not so good. almost 1 in 4 don't in public restrooms. you know how this is written? it says as for guys, one in four of us. i don't know what they're trying to tell me, but i think they're wrong. the number is up since the last study in 2007. us guys. right. >>> he sings about freedom, today a judge told george michael he will lose his. we will tell you why in a live report. >>> who new where you live could effect how much sex you have. men's health magazine ranks the top 100 sexually active cities in the country. they base it on condom sales, birth rate
. >> the president will wrap up a four state tour this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. >>> a new field poll shows california voters give president obama higher marks than those across the country. the poll shows 53% of voters think the president is doing a good job, compared to 45% of all u.s. voters. still about the same number says the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> former president jimmy carter will stay in the hospital a little longer. a little while ago doctors at a cleveland hospital said he needs additional observation after he spent the night in the hospital. he was rushed there yesterday after he developed an upset stomach during a flight from atlanta to cleveland. he was in cleveland to promote his new book. >> today is the 91st day with no state budget. negotiators say there is still several sticking points to reaching a deal. the governor and legislative leaders cancelled their meeting yesterday. still unresolved issues include a business tax break pushed by republicans, pension reform and school funding. >>> even while the budget embase cont
boys. patrick murray running for congress in virginia. state auditor in missouri. i think we need to focus on november and worry about the longer term after that i think it is worth thinking about, absolutely. >> greta: ambassador, thank you. we have more to talk about iran, of course the clock is running down. thank you sir. next, the best of the rest. hillary clinton for president in 2012? why is a new political ad making waves? find out next. >> here's a tip, don't mess with new jersey governor chris christie. another classic confrontation caught on tape. >> iron mike tyson is a former champ but this news will change his life even more. stay tuned. or, like fortinet, you can dream it and do it. fortinet lists on nasdaq, the world's most innovative can-do exchange. >> greta: here is the best of the rest. this could be awkward at cabinet meetings. this new ad paid for by a chicago dentist. >> greta: on the record spoke to the dentist. he thinks americans have buyer's remorse about president obama and his ad shows what people are already thinking. the ad is running in louisiana an
. the focus returns to remembering the victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of p
happens now? >> well, the judge who made the ruling, shep, virginia phillips still has to draft and file the injunction. once that happens, the government then has one week to respond. and the government says that it will absolutely appeal. this the government today maintains that judge philip overstepped her bounds that she does not have the authority to just instill a national ban on don't ask, don't tell. the government also says that this thing does not belong in the courts. that, in fact, it is a political issue. and it belongs in congress. the house of representatives voted to repeal don't ask, don't tell back in may. the senate will take this up this year. and president obama has also vowed to repeal don't ask, don't tell, shep. >> shepard: trace, what kind of response from the two sides on this issue today? >> well, the group log cabin republicans, which is a conservative gay rights group, they are the one that filed this lawsuit back in 2004. they are saying because of don't ask, don't tell, some 13,500 members of the military have been fired since 1994. today, the group issued
. jerry connolly of virginia. gary peters of ohio so the president today will tee off on john boehner and he's going to tee off on republicans. these guys and these women are in the line of fire as well. is anybody going to bring that up? it's a press conference at which time you're going to say are you going to also yell at democrats for not going along with you? >> what time is that press conference? >> 11:00. >> 10:00 central. that's what i live on 10:00 central time. >> tomorrow, we'll be live with you because it is the ninth anniversary of 9/11, the new york police department is planning for thousands of demonstrators to be down near the proposed ground zero mosque and, in fact, there's going to be another rally on the other side as well so there's going to be a lot going on in lower manhattan. >> 4,000 cops. >> and 4,000 protesters as well. imam behind it still threatening -- he was on the television yesterday and he sounded like if they don't build it there, there's going to be trouble. listen to this. >> my major concern with moving is that the headline in the muslim world
adventures of virginia to sell seats on it's space vehicle. boeing plans to take astronauts to the international space station by 2015 and to a proposed private space station built by bigolow air space of las vegas. richard branson is expected to be the first to offer regular space tours next year. >>> a milestone tonight, what bp is doing at the scene of that gulf oil spill and what it means. >>> find out what the bay area's tunnel project tops the list released today. >>> the connection between air pollution and heart attacks. we'll explain when we come back. >>> new at 6:00, we're looking into another bay area neighborhood with a high risk pipeline. what some say is getting in the way of preventing a disaster similar to the san bruno explosion. >>> plus -- >> reporter: an francisco restaurant workers call for a massive overhaul in the way they are living. many live in extremely tight quarters in places like this. >>> more details on the accident involving five bay area high school students. and an explanation that might reveal what went wrong. tonight on ktvu channel 2 ne
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